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How could Michaela meet your needs?

05 Feb 2014, Posted by website administrator in Latest News

We are inviting members of the local community to give their suggestions on how they would like to see Michaela serve its community.

Katharine Birbalsingh, Headmistress Designate, explains: “With just one month to go before the allocation of secondary school places, we are laying firm foundations for our school and beginning to shape it for the future. In addition to providing the children of Brent with an excellent education that prizes knowledge and tradition, a core part of Michaela’s ethos is community engagement, which will benefit our pupils as well as the wider community.

The school building, Arena House in North End Road, Wembley Park, will be completely refurbished and refitted with state-of-the-art facilities over the coming months. Ms Birbalsingh adds: “The amount of space and quality of resources we will be able to offer the community will provide a wealth of opportunities which we hope will complement the existing facilities in the local area. Many parents and other members of the community have already become involved in Michaela in various ways and their continued support will help ensure that Michaela becomes a valuable amenity for the people who live in the area.”

We are inviting local residents, schools, clubs and community groups to share their ideas on how they would like to see Michaela meet local needs. We would also like to hear from local extra-curricular providers who are interested in complementing the wide variety of enrichment activities that will be on offer to our pupils as part of the extended school day. Please email us at info@mcsbrent.co.uk or call the message line on 0845 257 5070.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Katharine Birbalsingh talks about discipline

03 Feb 2014, Posted by website administrator in Latest News

At Michaela, we will set high standards for learning and behaviour. The first five days at school in Year 7 will be dedicated to teaching positive behaviour and settling children into their new routine so that each child understands what is expected of them when both inside and outside our school.

On yesterday’s BBC News, Michaela’s Headmistress Designate, Katharine Birbalsingh explained: “What makes for good discipline are excellent systems, routines and consistency. The main thing that keeps children behaving properly is not just the punishment: it’s the ethos and culture of the school you establish precisely by having those routines and that consistency. The Head and Senior Leadership Team need to support their staff in the classroom to ensure whole-school, consistent application of rules.”

You may have also heard Katharine talk about discipline on yesterday’s Sky News, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Click here to listen to Katharine on BBC Radio 5 Live. You will need to drag the progress bar to 02:11:00.

Read the BBC’s article: Teachers urged to ‘get tough’ on bad behaviour

 

The key to success – ‘grit’

20 Dec 2013, Posted by website administrator in Latest News

Children at Michaela will achieve great things through hard work and perseverance.

Watch this short video to see how ‘grit’ is a better indicator of success than factors such as IQ or family income:

The key to success

 

 

 

 

 

Michaela on ITV News

15 Dec 2013, Posted by website administrator in Latest News

At Michaela, we will set and expect high standards of behaviour from all our pupils.

This week Michaela’s Headmistress Designate, Katharine Birbalsingh, spoke on ITV News in response to Ofsted’s annual report which identified a culture of ‘casual acceptance’ by teachers of ‘low-level disruption’ and poor attitudes to learning in England as being among a series of factors driving our country’s schools down the international education tables.

Michaela on ITV News 11.12.13

Michaela on ITV News 11.12.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers ‘tolerating misbehaviour’ in schools, warns Ofsted chief

View our brand new prospectus!

04 Dec 2013, Posted by website administrator in Latest News

You can now discover even more about Michaela.

Take a look at our brand new prospectus and find out about:

  • why our school is called ‘Michaela’
  • our curriculum
  • how we will track your child’s progress
  • the extended school day
  • our strong family ethos
  • our reward system
  • pupil FAQs
  • learning support and EAL
  • our school building
  • admissions

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Please click here to view our prospectus.

Michaela unveils new look for Arena House

24 Oct 2013, Posted by website administrator in Latest News

Families who attended Michaela’s recent open events were treated to a first look at our plans for Arena House. The building in North End Road, Wembley Park, which has been acquired by the Department for Education for exclusive use by Michaela, will be completely refurbished and refitted to accommodate the 840 place secondary free school (including a Sixth Form).

Ms Katharine Birbalsingh, Headmistress Designate, said: “Having spoken to dozens of families in the streets of Brent and at our open events, I am delighted to see that our unique state school is something these families are thrilled to find. We are incredibly excited by the interest and the enthusiasm from both children and parents.”

Artists impression, subject to further design development, Funding Agreement and planning approval. © 2013 Bond Bryan Architects.

Artists impression, subject to further design development, Funding Agreement and planning approval. © 2013 Bond Bryan Architects.

Artists impression

Do you live within 5 miles of the school?

06 Sep 2013, Posted by website administrator in Latest News

Do you live in the green area highlighted on the map below?

Our Admissions Policy includes random allocation so that all children living within a 5 mile radius of the school have an equal chance of gaining a place.

Find out how to apply for a Year 7 place at Michaela  here.